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Marked for Life

By | April 1, 2012

Conservationists working in Madagascar are doing the unthinkable—defacing the shells of endangered ploughshare tortoises—but it may be the animals’ last hope.


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Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?

By | April 1, 2012

A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.


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Eyes on Cancer

By | April 1, 2012

Techniques for watching tumors do their thing


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Live and In Color

By | April 1, 2012

How to track RNA in living cells


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Truth and Beauty

By | April 1, 2012

With strong foundations in both art and science, Ahna Skop has been able to capture the marvel of—and mechanisms behind—cytokinesis.


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Baldness Genes Discovered?

By | March 26, 2012

Researchers say they've found key molecular clues to a problem that plagues 80 percent of men.


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Opinion: Saving an Owl from Politics

By | March 26, 2012

The imperiled northern spotted owl faces extinction if efforts enacted to save it continue to put politics ahead of science.


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Debate over RNA Transcription

By | March 19, 2012

Researchers question earlier findings of a new mechanism for gene regulation.


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New Frog Species in NYC?

By | March 15, 2012

Genetic data support designating a New York City-area leopard frog as a unique species.


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Designer Aspirin Fights Cancer

By | March 5, 2012

Early experiments show that a hybrid form of the common pain reliever can effectively inhibit the growth of many tumor types.


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